American Society of Hematology

The Hematologist: ASH News and Reports, the Society's member newsletter, is designed for the broad constituency of ASH, all working toward the ultimate goal of conquering blood diseases. The Hematologist updates readers about important developments in the field of hematology and highlights what ASH is doing for its members.

Women, Stand Up and Be Counted!

Dr. Cynthia Dunbar, Dr. Janis Abkowitz, Dr. Nancy Berliner, and Dr. Susan Shurin discuss the concerted grassroots effort to nominate women for ASH awards.

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40 Years in Hemophilia Research

Dr. Gilbert White chronicles his involvement in the HIV and HCV epidemics that devastated the hemophilia population in the 1980s.

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Ask the Hematologists

Dr. Deepa Suryanarayan and Dr. David Garcia share their approach to the management of patients with anti-phospholipid antibodies who are pregnant or considering pregnancy.

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Presidents Column

Dr_ Linda Burns

Linda J. Burns, MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Transplantation, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Need Research Support? Think ASH!
July 16, 2014

Dr. Linda Burns highlights the numerous opportunities for research support offered by ASH.

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Clinical Trials Corner

Validating Activated CSF3R Signaling as a Therapeutic Target in CNL and Atypical CML
July 17, 2014

Dr. Gotlib reviews a current trial that examines the use of CSF3R signaling in CNL and atypical CML therapy.

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Ask The Hematologist

Ask the Hematologists: Anti-Phospholipid Antibodies and Pregnancy
July 1, 2014

Dr. Deepa Suryanarayan and Dr. David Garcia discuss their approach to a patient with laboratory evidence of anti-phospholipid antibodies who is pregnant or considering pregnancy.

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Mini Review

Exosomes in Hematologic Malignancies
March 1, 2014

Dr. Aldo Roccaro, Dr. Salomon Manier, and Dr. Irene Ghobrial review the diverse ways in which exosomes contribute to the pathophysiology of multiple myeloma, acute leukemia, and B-cell lymphoma.

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Op Ed

“Ask and Ye Shall Receive” – Women, Stand Up and Be Counted!
May 30, 2014

Dr. Cynthia Dunbar, Dr. Janis Abkowitz, Dr. Nancy Berliner, and Dr. Susan Shurin discuss the concerted grassroots effort to nominate women for ASH awards.

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  • ASH and ASCO Co-Host Annual CAC Meeting

    On Friday July 25, 2014, ASH and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) co-hosted the annual Hematology and Oncology Carrier Advisory Committee (CAC) network meeting. The meeting is intended to provide attendees with a better understanding of the CAC process; discuss issues of common concern and develop solutions; and improve the overall CAC process throughout the year.

  • CMS Announces Decision to Amend Policy that Had Required Prior Authorization for All Part D Drugs

    In June, ASH joined an effort to advocate that Medicare change recent rules that required Medicare patients who had entered hospice status to go through prior authorization for all prescription drugs.  ASH and the other organizations that worked on this issue felt that this requirement was a significant hurdle to be faced by patients whose disease had necessitated hospice status.

  • Summary of 2015 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule for Hematology

    On July 3, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2015 Medicare Proposed Rule on the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS).  The HOPPS rule proposes payment rates and associated policies for services provided to patients within the hospital or hospital-owned facilities that are not admitted to the hospital.

  • Summary of 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

    The 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule proposes payment rates and related policies.  The ASH summary focuses on issues of interest to hematologists, including potential future payment changes to chemotherapy, changes to the ASH performance measures used in PQRS, and changes to way local coverage determinations are made for laboratory tests.

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  • This Week in Blood: May 8, 2014

    Welcome to “This Week in Blood,” a weekly snapshot of the hottest studies from each week’s issue of Blood, the official journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), hand-picked by Blood Editor-in-Chief Bob Löwenberg, MD, PhD, and Deputy Editor Nancy Berliner, MD. If you would like a PDF copy of any of the manuscripts highlighted below or would like to request an interview with the author, please email aszabo@hematology.org.

  • This Week in Blood: April 24, 2014

    Welcome to “This Week in Blood,” a weekly snapshot of the hottest studies from each week’s issue of Blood, the official journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), hand-picked by Blood Editor-in-Chief Bob Löwenberg, MD, PhD, and Deputy Editor Nancy Berliner, MD. If you would like a PDF copy of any of the manuscripts highlighted below or would like to request an interview with the author, please email aszabo@hematology.org.

  • This Week in Blood: April 17, 2014

    Welcome to “This Week in Blood,” a weekly snapshot of the hottest studies from each week’s issue of Blood, the official journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), hand-picked by Blood Editor-in-Chief Bob Löwenberg, MD, PhD, and Deputy Editor Nancy Berliner, MD. If you would like a PDF copy of any of the manuscripts highlighted below or would like to request an interview with the author, please email aszabo@hematology.org.

  • This Week in Blood: April 10, 2014

    Welcome to “This Week in Blood,” a weekly snapshot of the hottest studies from each week’s issue of Blood, the official journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), hand-picked by Blood Editor-in-Chief Bob Löwenberg, MD, PhD, and Deputy Editor Nancy Berliner, MD. If you would like a PDF copy of any of the manuscripts highlighted below or would like to request an interview with the author, please email aszabo@hematology.org.

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